Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Friday, July 6, 2012

MindReader headset designed to detect concussions in athletes

So is this new one better than the Ischiban Headband? Can it be repurposed to detect strokes?
 http://medcitynews.com/2012/07/pitches-unplugged-portable-diagnostic-device-to-detect-concussion-brain-activity/
 A device to measure brain activity for concussions, a patient medication adherence tool and a LED flashlight embedded in a cane were among the products pitched at a recent early stage venture event. Five companies made presentations, but there was not one technical meltdown. That’s because PowerPoint presentations were banned.
Villanova Entrepreneurs Network founder Richard J. Anthony Sr. says software, particularly PowerPoint, tends to be used as a crutch by startup presentations and are generally a distraction. He founded the early stage ventures and angel investors program 12 years ago, but it became affiliated with the Villanova University Center for Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship last year. Anthony is also entrepreneur-in-residence at the university in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and runs a management consulting firm, The Solutions Network.
Cerora’s portable diagnostic device to measure brain activity is being developed for high school and college athletics to detect sports-related injuries such as a concussion. CEO Adam Simon also believes the technology would be of interest to ski resorts to aid in diagnosing head trauma in ski accidents. It is embarking on studies of the device to get 510(k) clearance in the U.S. and and CE Mark approval in Europe.
The MindReader headset device has an EEG built into it and is intended to communicate with personal computers, tablets, and smartphonesrunning the company’s software.
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Sports-related concussions have come under the spotlight in recent years with new information that they can lead to debilitating neurological problems later in life. States have adopted legislation requiring high school athletes that suffer head injuries to be promptly removed from games and diagnosed before being able to play again.But CEO Adam Simon says the company is exploring additional uses for the device such as for Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment, as well as helping to measure the effects of certain medications on the brain. The company was previously called Brain Computer Interface.



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